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A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Scientific Language Use: Indigenous and Eurocentric Discourse on Issues Regarding Caribou in the North

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2011

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Bechtel, Robert Edward, 2011, A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Scientific Language Use: Indigenous and Eurocentric Discourse on Issues Regarding Caribou in the North: University of Alberta (Canada).

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This work is an attempt to understand and lessen the borders that exist between Indigenous knowledge and Eurocentric science. I contend that the two groups represent distinct cultures and that it is important to look at the differences and similarities that occur in language use as the two communicate on issues of mutual concern. I argue that discourse can shape knowledge in two very distinct ways within two different modes of thought; a narrative mode that is used primarily by the Aboriginal community and a scientific mode that is utilized primarily by the scientists. The research involves discourse analysis as a means of studying a unique opportunity to compare and contrast two cultures speaking on the topic of preservation of caribou [...]

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